Iquitos, Peru (pop. 500,000) is the largest city in the world that is not accessible by road. This isolation has created several difficulties for the people of the region. As a result, Iquitos is now a hot spot for many societal ills such as drugs, prostitution, and child trafficking.
Statistics from 2014 reveal that 42% live in poverty , 45% of households do not have running water, and 25% of children are malnourished. Sadly, the most vulnerable suffer the greatest, experiencing abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment. Unfortunately, these most vulnerable people are usually children.
GHI/MVC opened our first home in January 2020 (Tat’s Place) in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Hogar Genesis, in Iquitos, will be our second home for children at risk. While we want to open Hogar Genesis as soon as possible, government regulations require that we raise $65,000 USD for the first-year projected operating expenses. As of January 2021, we have raised over $15,000 USD of the $65,000 needed!
Your donation of $25, $50, $100, $500 or more will provide security and hope for a better life for these children caught in the vicious cycle of poverty. In conjunction with Hogar Genesis, PROJECT HOPE is a special fund created for the opening of the home. Why? Because every child deserves hope for a better future! Will you partner with us to bring hope to a child today?
Thank you for taking time to invest in this ministry. If you have not read the information below, please do so before giving.
Global Help Initiatives is a United States extension of Missionary Ventures Canada.
WHO IS BRIDGE THE GAP INTERNATIONAL? GLOBAL HELP INITIATIVES and HOGAR GENESIS are part of our Bridge the Gap International, Inc. family of ministries. Bridge the Gap International is a missions service organization that has been operating since 1993. You may visit our website at gobgi.org to learn more.
MAKING A DONATION: When you click on DONATE NOW, you will be taken to a donation page for this ministry. A pop-up will appear offering you several options: 1) Create a new account, 2) Log in using an existing id and password, or 3) Log in using your Facebook or Twitter account. This will direct you to a more generic donation page that will let you set up one-time or recurring donations from your credit card or bank account. (Disregard the “You do not have an active membership” comment that may appear at the top of the page.) Once you make your contribution, you will receive an emailed receipt that will acknowledge your gift.
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If you do have questions, please contact us at (918) 477-7007 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for taking time to invest in this work!
Dr. Randy Loescher
President, BGI, Inc.
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